A little help for river salmon....

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by fowlpursuit, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. FREEPOP

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    Flossers get the outer jaw
     
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  2. MoJoRisin'

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    tells you how much flossing i've been doing! :one_eye:
     
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  3. BMARKS

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    Im sure someone will tell me im just a dirty snagger, and they can think that, but i have had so many kings bite single egg flies in october its not even funny. it seems like post spawn and before death they get a little hunger in em again. i have caught enough fish to know the difference between lining and biting fish. i fish the dark water after the crowds are gone looking for steelhead and always catch post spawn kings, i catch them running plugs in october too. half rotten ones sometimes. i truly think that they bite better than they get credit its just the angler harassment that turns them off.
     
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  4. MT2MI

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    I've noticed this too! However, my observations suggest that at these advanced stages of maturity muscle and tissue deterioration is so severe that the fish have a hard time keeping their mouths closed. At this point flossing becomes highly productive! ;)
     
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    I've experienced this a lot as well. I wonder if some of it has to do with less fishing pressure. Probably also that will to live after the spawn.
     
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    bmarks,mt2mi, n fishmichv2, all sounds good, maybe u guys should have a debate, it would be better then the presidential one
     
  7. MoJoRisin'

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    a few yrs ago I saw a labor day weekend king take a bead fished by a kid that was on a day trip up from downstate....they netted it right in front of me and I helped them remove the hook. Not flossed or snagged in any way.
     
  8. nichola8

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    Agreed....they do weird things in October when pressure shuts down and they can just be "normal".

    I remember standing over Brooks Creek one time and watching a mid 20's buck king chasing and biting at leaves that were tumbling downstream. Guaranteed that this fish would have hit a topwater fly the way it was acting, too bad I was working and it's a private stretch.
     
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  9. SkunkCity

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    I have surprisingly caught a few Kings on beads this year. It seems to work well for me when everyone around me is fishing Skein.
     
  10. Ypsimax

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    Any particular color or size work better than others for you? I'm NW bound here in a few hours.
     
  11. SkunkCity

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    Natural colors have worked best for me - 10-12mm beads.
     
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    I appreciate the info!